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Basketball was the second sport to which Cinemaware applied their philosophy of lavish production and advanced cutscenes. Exhibition and league matches are on offer, with the opportunity to recreate a full league season with 1 player assigned to each of the 28 clubs. The game uses varying camera positions, with top-down views when the ball is close to either hoop, and a side-view when the ball is mid-court - controls remain unchanged for these, so the switch doesn't cause a sudden change in player movement.

As well as playing the matches you have full coaching control. This can involve making substitutions but also assigning marking and game strategies.


TV Sports: Basketball DOS Crossing the halfway!!
TV Sports: Basketball DOS The players screen
TV Sports: Basketball DOS Slam' Dunk! +foul!
TV Sports: Basketball DOS Finally to the game in action...

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Power Play Feb, 1991 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1990 9.6 out of 12 80
PC-Spiele '92 1991 7 out of 10 70


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5 Plus 1 release - different entry? 2 Sciere (385857)
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The developers of the game appeared as players, typically the stars, on several of the teams' rosters.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #2 Best Sports Game in 1990

Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1517) added TV Sports: Basketball (DOS) on Apr 29, 2001
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